Posts Tagged ‘school’

Look out Ridge View Middle School!

June 4, 2008

I can’t believe McKenzie is going to middle school in the fall- it really doesn’t seem possible. I’m feeling very old, but very excited, and very proud of the beautiful young lady she has become. We got some really great pictures of her at fifth grade graduation, enjoy. Oh- I should add that McKenzie received the TAKS Excellence Award for her Commended performance in Reading. She also recieved the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement- signed by George W. Bush himself! Go girl!

McKenzie with Principal Abby Duffy

McKenzie and Rebecca say \'cheese\'

beautiful girl

Garrett, McKenzie and Caleigh- best friends

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This place is a PUG STY!!!

April 16, 2008


I’m overwhelmed. You should see this house.

I am serving on the RRISD Citizens Bond Committee. Our meetings get longer and more stressful every week as our deadline approaches. Last night we heard from our Ad Hoc people about how much everything is going to cost and what it will do to the tax rate. We’re trying to keep our tax rate at $.34, which is not going to be easy to do considering we are looking at a $300M + bond package. Now is the hard part of trying to cut the list down. Our district is really in need in so many areas, it’s hard to say, “yes spend the money here, but no, don’t spend it there.” I wish we could just give all the schools what they are asking for. I just know that I’m going to be crushed if we do all this work and the bond doesn’t go through in November…

So, I’m still thinking about all of that, I have 11 loads of laundry to do today, and the house is so messy. There are dog toys, chew bones, ripped up tissue and stuff everywhere! I can’t get mad at them though. It’s days like this when their big googly eyes and squishy hugs make me smile the most. I love my pugs- they just make me happy! On the other hand- the human children are going to have some major chores when they get home from school!! 🙂